Nine To Noon for Tuesday 18 February 2014
09:05 Labour links to TVNZ probed after Maori unit head resigns
Senior Maori vice president of the Labour party Nanaia Mahuta
09:15 Labour links to TVNZ probed after Maori unit head resigns
Minister of Broadcasting Craig Foss.
09:20 Shane Taurima and TVNZ
Kim Muriwai – the Chair of Ngā Aho Whakaari (Māori Broadcasters Association).
09:30 Steve Vavrus, Senior scientist at the Centre for Climatic research at the University of Wisconsin
Are changes to the global jet stream causing prolonged weather patterns around the world and what does this mean for the future?
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Feature: Eric Schneider - Author of Smack: Heroin and the American City
Eric C. Schneider is a historian at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Smack: Heroin and the American City. His book is seen as a social history of urban heroin consumption in recent times.
10:35 Book review with Harry Ricketts
Ripper by Isabel Allende. Published by Fourth Estate
10:45 The Reading: The Lost Pilot by Jeffrey Holman
A journey of discovery and reconciliation, when Jeffrey Holman seeks out the families of six kamikaze who died attacking his father’s ship in 1945. (Part 2 of 10)
11:05 Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum close to becoming the first New Zealander to score a triple century
Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe who famously dismissed for 299 against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve; and Brendon McCullum's father Stu McCullum from the Basin Reserve. Stu McCullum is a former Otago cricketing rep.
11:10 Business commentator Rod Oram
11:20 Search for the South Island Kokako
Rhys Buckingham and Ron Nilsson, from the South Island Kokako Charitable Trust, on their hunt for the elusive grey ghost - which they say is still alive, despite being declared extinct.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Gavin discusses the TVNZ Labour party scandal, the changes at Radio New Zealand and more.